Scarecrows are useless. Made by humans, they do nothing good, or cause any harm.
They have mouths, but cannot speak,eyes, but cannot see. ears, but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell; Psalm 115:5-7
Do we have idols? You don’t have a golden calf in the garage do you? Or a bronze Zeus on the mantle?
Of course we have idols. The idols we create and worship are like scarecrows in a melon patch.They do nothing. They can’t hurt us, nor can they help us. But we allow them to replace our true worship of Almighty God. Or we share our worship–God on Sunday morning, and our idols Monday through Saturday.
We adore our created idols excessively. We spend time, energy and resources hoping they will respond with equal devotion and meet the needs we seek from them.
But they never do.
At times, when God blesses me, I find myself allowing the blessing to become more important than God who gave me the blessing. Another thing I do sometimes when fears rise to crisis level is allow my fear to replace my trust in God. That’s a horrible, isolated place to fall.